There is no stopping the Awards season now, with announcements for the Gotham Awards and the nominees for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards announced in the last 24 hours. Now we can add the winners of the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle awards to the list.
Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist took out the top prize, with nods also for his directing. Brad Pitt was the winner of
It also looks as though starring in every film of 2011 has paid off for Jessica Chastain, who was recognised as Best Supporting Actress for her roles in The Tree of Life, The Help and Take Shelter. It was also pleasing to see Albert Brooks recognised for his role in Drive.
The full list of winners are:
Best Picture: The Artist
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian – Moneyball
Best Actress: Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks – Drive
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki – The Tree of Life
Best Nonfiction Film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Best First Feature: Margin Call